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Re: NSM and Glossotechnia

Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 22:07
In a message dated 2/12/2008 10:42:58 AM Central Standard Time,
jimhenry1973@GMAIL.COM writes:

> An idea has occurred to me for a possible variation or refinement of > Glossotechnia. > In addition to the main deck and the translation challenge deck, I > might add a deck > containing the 60-odd words of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage. Each turn > a player would coin one word on their own initiative, using charades, > drawings, etc > to define it, and then would draw the top card from the NSM deck and coin a > word > for that concept as well. > > I'm not sure if I would want to include the entire NSM vocabulary, or > just a subset > of those words that are harder than average to define with charades > and pictures. > Or I might add those cards to the main deck; when you get one of those cards > in your hand, you can play it to coin a word for that concept without having > to > go through charades etc. > > With a separate NSM deck from which a word is drawn every turn, the > vocabulary of > the language would grow about twice as fast, and players might sooner be able > to start using words of the game-language to define their new words. > > -- > Jim Henry > >
This sounds like a really good idea to me. stevo </HTML>